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Sluggish economy affects July 4 weekend at the Beach

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videoFourth of July weekend usually brings more people to the beach. This weekend, some store owners say there were fewer vacationers than usual--blaming a sluggish economy as a reason. Full story...
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USO open house

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videoOld wartime memorabilia, uniforms and old pictures hang on the museum's walls. The lobby was restored to look just like it did during the war. Full story...
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Lifeguard struck by boater

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videoA 54-year-old lifeguard is recovering, after a 28-foot boat hit him on his way to rescue two jetskiers Friday. Full story...
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Foster mom fights for custody

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videoA Whiteville foster mother is facing a court fight to retain custody of her foster child. The woman argues that the girl's biological sister, in Mississippi, would not be a fit guardian, and points to the woman's My Space page as an example of her character. Full story...
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Former Sen. Jesse Helms Dies at 86

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Long-time North Carolina Senator Jesse Helms died of natural causes in Raleigh during the early hours of July 4. Full story...
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Local kids write letters to soldiers

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videoThis is the day we celebrate our independence and freedom., but for many, it's also a time to remember those on the frontiers of our freedom -- our service men and women serving here and overseas. Full story...
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USO Restoration Rededication

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videoWilmington has now laid claim to the title of "America's World War II City". That was just part of Thursday's rededication of the newly created and renovated Hannah Block Historic USO Building. Full story...
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What's happening around the region this 4th of July weekend?

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videoThere's plenty happening around the region this Independence Day weekend. Full story...
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Outlook on summer tourism in the area

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A summer vacation is a valued commodity, and Americans are reluctant to give it up. In order to save money on gas vacationers are staying closer to home during the July 4th holiday week. Full story...
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Ocean Isle and Sunset Beaches cracking down on fireworks

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Yesterday we told you about what was legal to set off in North Carolina, like sparklers, but Sunset Beach police say, this year, even the legal stuff isn't allowed. Full story...
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Fourth of July on Bald Head Island

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videoOne popular July Fourth destination around here is Bald Head Island. Who would miss the annual golf cart parade? Full story...
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Cape Fear Pride 2008 - Shallotte

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videoOn your way to the Brunswick County beaches, you might pass through a small town called Shallotte. On its main street lies an old family business, that's getting ready for the changing times. Full story...
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USCIS to naturalize 100 U.S. soldiers in Southport

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videoA very special naturalization ceremony is taking place tonight in Southport, where a group of 100 members of the United States armed forces will become U.S. citizens. Full story...
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House votes to freeze involuntary annexations

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The North Carolina House has voted to freeze the ability of cities and towns to gobble up county land without the approval of residents. Full story...
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Panel approves Easley's mortgage foreclosure plan

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A plan designed to prevent some home foreclosures is moving forward in the North Carolina House. Full story...
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